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The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) designation is a professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis experience. With at least 7500 hours of hands-on BA experience, CBAP® recipients are the elite, senior members of the BA community.

With nearly 5760 all over the world achieving the CBAP® designation, CBAP® recipients are experts in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine the best solutions. More and more companies are recognizing the CBAP® designation and the value and expertise these professionals bring to their organizations.

You will want to consider the many professional benefits of earning the CBAP® certification if you have an advanced level of knowledge and experience and are working in any of the following roles: Business analysis, Systems analysis, Requirements analysis or management, Process improvement, Consulting.


About the Certification

  • CBAP® is awarded by International Institute of Business Analysis, IIBA
  • IIBA was established in 2003 as a Canadian Corporation and has become the leading association for business analysis around the globe
  • With over 28,000 Members, over 230 Corporate Members and over 110 Chapters, International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) is the recognized, non-profit association for business analysis professionals around the world
  • CBAP® recipients are the elite, senior members of the BA community
  • Over 5000 holders globally
  • BABOK version 3 – A guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge
  • IIBA official website:

Training Outlines

Level 1
Recognizes individuals entering the field of business analysis

Level 2
Recognizes professionals who have 2-3 years of experience

Level 3
Recognizes professionals who lead and have over 5 years of BA experience

Level 4
Recognizes professionals who advance the BA profession and have over 10 years of experience

BABOK® Knowledge Areas (Version 3)

  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring                                  (Level 2 – 12%)         (Level 3 – 14%)
  • Elicitation and Collaboration                                                            (Level 2 – 20%)         (Level 3 – 12%)
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management                                           (Level 2 – 18%)         (Level 3 – 15%)
  • Strategy Analysis                                                                                 (Level 2 – 12%)         (Level 3 – 15%)
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition                               (Level 2 – 32%)         (Level 3 – 30%)
  • Solution Evaluation                                                                             (Level 2 – 6%)           (Level 3 – 14%)

Training Highlights

35 hours of professional training which includes:

  • Emphasis is placed on examination skills and the practical
  • Application sharing from business analysis expertise
  • Regional BA case studies and exam application

Free re-sitting for those who fail the exam and have 80% of attendance or above

Latest exam version based on official IIBA’s BABOK® Guide

Chartered Requirements

CBAP® Certification Requirements

To earn the CBAP® designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Recognizes BA professionals who have over 7500 hours of working experience in the last 10 years
  • Minimum 900 hours in four of the six knowledge areas
  • Minimum 35 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
  • Two references from a career manager, client or CBAP® recipient
  • Agreement with the Code of Conduct

If you don’t meet the requirements for the CBAP® certification, you may want to consider applying for the CCBA® Designation

Examination Highlights

  • A 3.5-hour Computer-Based Testing (CBT) examination (Prometric Centre – HKEA)
  • 120 multiple choice questions with four possible answers to select from
  • Exam fee (in English): US$450 for non-IIBA member, US$325 for IIBA member (Non-refundable Application fee: US$125 for 1st trail to IIBA)
  • Recertification: Earn and report a minimum of 60 Continuous Development Units (CDUs) within 3 years


Mr. Joe Chui

  • Vice President in IIBA HK Chapter
  • Over 15 year-working experiences in Regional IT Project Management, Business Analysis & IT Consulting for Luxury & MNC retail organizations in Asia Pacific region
  • Currently APAC Regional System Manager in a Fortune Top 250 MNC to manage system projects & supports in 7 countries
  • Former Regional PM and BA head in a leading IT Consulting firm for Luxury & MNC retailers in Asia Pacific
  • Strong business knowledge in Retail Operations, E-Commerce, CRM & Supply Chain Management with expertise in business requirement elicitation & analysis
  • Trained up many PM, BA, BA Managers, SA & Technical Lead in MNC
  • CBAP®, MSc. in Information Systems Management

Mr. Sabeer Muhsin

  • Senior Business Analyst Professional in one of the leading airline in Asia Pacific
  • Over 15 year-experience in Business Analysis and a flair in Project Management for Airport, Airline and Finance industries
  • CBAP®Non- Executive Director – Certification, IIBA HK Chapter)

Mr. Raymond Wong

  • One of the founders of the Project Management Institute (PMI®)
  • Former President of PMI Hong Kong Chapter
  • Over 35 years of I.T., PM and BA experience
  • Member of the I.T. advisory committee of Legislative Councilor (IT)

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